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Who We Are

 

Our Mission:

The Christian growth of our youth, The spiritual growth of our families, The religious growth of our community, The physical growth of our facilities, The missional growth of our church.

 

We are the people of God sharing the love of God
By doing these three things:

Loving God, Growing in God, and Serving God

Our Church Staff:

We are “playing coaches”– a team of ‘sheepdogs’ nudging each other, this church and a community we love, closer to our Shepherd, Jesus Christ. 

 

Rev. Dr. Phyllis Provost-Saas, Pastor

Pastor Phyllis has a passion for God and for doing whatever it takes to help people have a personal relationship with the God who loves them and to help them to continually experience God’s Word in fresh, new and personal ways, relevant in their day-to-day lives. Her doctoral degree is in Pastoral Counseling and she stands ready to encourage and coach others as they seek to find the inner strength they need, and a faith that will keep them going!

 

Kris Meckenstock, Youth Director

Kris has been in a continuous youth ministry position for 15 years and is a lifelong Methodist. After growing up in Hays and Derby Kansas, he married his high school sweetheart Melinda and now lives in west Wichita. Kris answered the call to minister as a teen, volunteering at Camp Horizon and various other United Methodist facilities. He arrived at Haysville UMC in January 2014 serving both as a volunteer and the Director of Youth Ministries. Through organization, communication and planning Kris’ successful ministries have enabled him and the youth he has worked with to criss cross the U.S. ministering in countless venues to those in need of God’s message. One of his greatest joys is to re-connect with his spiritual sons and daughters as they continue on in life’s journey, some now with their own ministries!
 

Kent Stuckey,  Music Director

Kent is not only an outstanding musician, himself, he also leads and coordinates our church’s music program, including the chancel choir, handbell choir, beginning children’s chimes, an instrumental group–Jammerz!– and a ROCKIN’ praise team!

 

Tracy Winter,  Church Treasurer & Office Manager

Tracy keeps the church office running like clockwork. You can often find our “Unofficial Mama’s Helper Treasurer” in the office with her, helping her get the job done–and brightening up the lives of everyone who comes to the office!


Craig Stranathan,  Media Coordinator

Craig is our go-to tech wizard! He’s the one who makes the magic happen through video, lights and sound! The media team at our church is in the process of growing and adding new components.  If you want to help with video, technology, lights, and sound on Sundays and other special services, let Craig know!

 

Marilyn Lemmons,  Nursery Coordinator

Marilyn coordinates our caregiving to make sure all our precious treasures of God receive personal attention, love and care.

 

Sally and Gail Klinginsmith, Custodial  Staff Coordinators

Sally and Gail’s team work with our Trustees and other volunteers to maintain and care for our beautiful grounds and facilities.